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 Wednesday, Jan 28 
What EMS providers can learn from Eric Garner's death (EMS1)
Assessment and care of patient's in police custody require advanced preparation, vigilant assessment, and an open-mind to the nature of illness.

 Wednesday, Jan 28 
EMT Full Time: McLean County Ambulance Service, Calhoun (McLean) Ky

 Tuesday, Jan 27 
NAEMT Board adopts position on EMS reimbursement reform (EMS World)
The EMS industry should work cooperatively with congressional leaders to pass legislation that supports quality patient care and ensures financial sustainability.

 Tuesday, Jan 27 
Kentucky examines Medicaid expansion's effects (Louisville Courier Journal)
One year after Kentucky enacted expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, the health care program for the poor and disabled has grown to serve nearly 1.2 million residents. Now, consultants are finalizing a report examining the expansion's impact on the state's health care system.

 Monday, Jan 26 
Pediatric traumatic arrest: When to withhold or terminate resuscitation (EMS1)
Coalition releases policy statement based on comprehensive review of research on complex and emotionally charged pediatric emergencies.

 Monday, Jan 26 
Floyd Co. ambulance company to pay $948,000 civil penalty (WSAZ)
A Floyd County ambulance service has agreed to pay the federal government nearly one million dollars to settle civil allegations that it billed federal health care programs for medically unnecessary services over the course of several years.

 Monday, Jan 26 
Snow chances all over the 7-day (WKYT)
More snow chances in the forecast the next several days.

 Monday, Jan 26 
MedEvac Foundation to fund in-depth sleep study for EMS practitioners (EMS World)
Study will address relationship between shift duration, sleep/wake cycles and behavioral alertness.

 Monday, Jan 26 
Part Time Paramedic: Estill County EMS, Irvine (Estill) KY

 Monday, Jan 26 
Part Time EMT: Estill County EMS, Irvine (Estill) KY

 Saturday, Jan 24 
The EMS Survivalist Part 2: Creating your own EMS retirement plan (EMS World)
When it comes to planning for your retirement, you need to take control of your destiny.

 Friday, Jan 23 
Stanford EMS sued by son of retired fire chief killed by ambulance (EMS1)
The lawsuit alleges the EMT driving the ambulance was negligent when he struck the former chief’s car while transporting a patient in critical condition.

 Friday, Jan 23 
Court rules in favor of firefighters (Winchester Sun)
The City of Winchester will have to pay a group of 60 firefighters overtime after it did not properly calculate the payments.

 Friday, Jan 23 
Emergency Medical Technician - Full Time: Jessamine County EMS, Nicholasville (Jessamine) KY

 Friday, Jan 23 
Paramedic - Full Time: Jessamine County EMS, Nicholasville (Jessamine) KY

 Friday, Jan 23 
Part Time Emergency Medical Technician: Jessamine County EMS, Nicholasville (Jessamine) KY

 Friday, Jan 23 
PartTime Paramedic: Jessamine County EMS, Nicholasville (Jessamine) KY

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Kentucky Legislative Session: The 2015 Kentucky Regular Legislative Session is a short session limited to 30 days that began with Part 1 on January 6. A break begin January 10 and Part 2 convenes on February 3. Feb. 6 is the last day for new bill requests. Feb. 13 is the last day for new Senate bills and Feb. 17 is the last day for new House bills. The legislature will not meet during the Veto Period of March 10 through March 20. The final two days scheduled are March 23 through March 24. The schedule may change.
   Read How a Bill Becomes Law to learn how a bill goes through the Legislative process, including how it can be changed and passed without any public knowledge.
Bills of interest to EMS:
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - HB 61: Nov 20-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols for deaths relating to - SB 5: Jan 6-introduced in Senate; to Committee on Committees (S); taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S). Jan 7-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Judiciary (S). Jan 8-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 8, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute. Jan 9-received in House.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 112: Jan 6-introduced in House. Jan 8-to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 3: Jan 6-introduced in House. Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed. Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 53: Nov 11-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols relating to - HB 83: Dec 10-Prefiled by the sponsor. Jan 8-Withdrawn.
  • Controlled substances, penalties and protocols, relating to - HB 50: Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Emergency allergy treatment, requirements - HB 139: Jan 7-introduced in House. Jan 9-to Health & Welfare (H).
  • Health, require notice of air ambulance coverage and cost of coverage if provided - HB 171: Jan 9-introduced in House.
  • Medical order for scope of treatment, permit to direct medical interventions - SB 77: Jan 9-introduced in Senate.
  • Naloxone, prescribing, dispensing, and use of - HB 105: Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).
  • Providers, eligibility for in-the-line-of-duty death benefits - HB 159: Jan 8-introduced in House. Jan 9-to Appropriations & Revenue (H).
  • Substance abuse, treatment of - HB 41: Sep 26-Prefiled by the sponsor. To Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare. Jan 6-introduced in House; to Judiciary (H).

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